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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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Behold! The fifth collaborative effort of Three Floyds and Mikkeller. This complex ale is just the beverage for canal boat trips in Copenhagen or the brutal Chicago winter. This year’s offering will be brewed in both Europe and in Chicago. Look for both editions and the subtle differences in each. Cheers and thanks for supporting craft beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, sweet malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, fruity, dry, alcohol, rice - sake notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130515]

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (322) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Pours thick golden orange with a creamy off-white head. Pungent aroma of caramel biscuits, juicy apricot, grapefruit and toffee. Taste is heavy malt - lots of big caramel but retains a moderate dried apricot hop profile. Nice and sweet, like a super malty IPA. Flavours weren’t as prominent as the aroma, but the body was nice and thick. Solid beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Bottled@PBF VIII. Hazy orange colour, small white head. Aroma is sweetness, some honey, mild toffee and some fruitiness. Flavour is fruits, some herbs and sweetness. This is very much a rather thin version.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (4948) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
75 cl bottle @ PBF VIII, BBE 14.11.2017
Vertical with the other one
Aroma is quite light with fruity notes and caramel. Flavour has biscuits, sweet fruity notes and some gooseberry bush. I like the Mikkeller version more due to the nice fruity notes it has.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (18960) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
Bottled at PBF. Cloudy pale golden, small head. Rich grapefruit aroma. Sweetish with full body and clean, somewhat mushy mouthfeel. Grapefruit and ink, aggressively bitter finish. Probably the best rice barley wine I’ve had, but that is a highly dubious distinction...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (5341) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
650 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops, lemongrass, herbs and some caramel. Flavour of rich floral hops, strong rice, caramel, herbs and some maltiness. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes grassy, floral and sweet. The Mikkeller one was a bit better I think with a better hop profile and less rice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5278) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
65 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of hops, sweet fruits, some grass and herb, caramel and mild toffee. Flavor of sweet fruits, rice, hops, hay and some syrup. Very sweet and hoppy.
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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3071) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
650ml bottle @ PBF 2013

Vertical with Mikkeller version - Pours lighter yellowish with a small foamy head. Aroma has much more fruity hoppy notes, sweet syrup, hints of grass and malts. Taste has a lighter body than the Mikkeller version, more hops and rice notable in the taste. Finish is hoppy, sweet and syrupy with some rice notes. This has even more DIPA notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 060713. Amber with small head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavour with some fruit, alcohol and caramel

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (993) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy amber with some sediment and a white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, grass, and caramel. Flavour is caramel, pine, citrus, and grapefruit – with a bitter finish. Not really a barley wine but an IIPA – and that’s fine by me.


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